Monday, November 30, 2009

Barbara Pedrotti, Voice and Beauty at the Giro d'Italia

Barbara Pedrotti, whom I mentioned yesterday, is the very popular Giro d'Italia broadcaster. With sheer determination, toughness, and intelligence she became the first female voice of the Giro.

As a young girl she dreamed of becoming Miss Italy. Then, she fell in love with the world of cycling. Pedrotti explains, "I love cycling. Seeing the old families along the roadsides awaiting the arrival of their champions. Grandparents, mothers, fathers, sons and grandchildren, as a celebration of the country, with panini and salami ... it's beautiful, is it not?".

Fortunately, Pedrotti has renewed her contract and we will be able to see her again next year during the Giro.

Photos: Barbara Pedrotti

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